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Later closing times in Amsterdam, 34% more alcohol related injuries

13 March 2015

The municipality of Amsterdam implemented a new alcohol policy allowing alcohol outlets in two of the five nightlife areas to extend their closing times from 1 April 2009 onwards. This one hour extension of alcohol outlet closing was associated with 34% more alcohol-related injuries, according to Moniek de Goeij and colleagues in Addiction.

This increase was statistically significant for the following subgroups: 2.00-5.59 am, weekend days, males, individuals aged 25-34 years.

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

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